Smyth has long-needed a more exciting night life scene. Things drastically improved with the opening of Plein Sud but Toro (from Plein Sud's restauranteur, Frederick Lesort) will be a proper lounge for guests to socialize in before and after dinner. Cocktails are priced around $12-$16 and will be influenced by Southern France so expect infused concoctions with fennel, lavender and orange zest and fruits such as figs, melons and blood orange.
The lounge will also pay homage to the town of Arles in the Camargue region of Southern France which shares the Spanish tradition of bull fighting, hence the name but also the black leather and red fabrics and the authentic matadors' capes draped along the rear wall.
Toro will be open Monday-Friday from 5pm to 2am and on Saturday from 8pm to 2am. It will be closed on Sundays. Kardashian spottings not guaranteed.
[Photo of Toro Bar courtesy of the hotel; Photo of Kourtney and fam via OfficialKourtneyK website]